It’s a disaster: Housing Minister admits ‘major challenges’ to housing affordability as couple now need €127,000 to get average house – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

It’s a disaster: Housing Minister admits ‘major challenges’ to housing affordability as couple now need €127,000 to get average house




Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien was answering questions from opposition parties regarding a report from the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI), reports Breaking News.

The report indicated that costs in the Greater Dublin Area have increased by an average of 24% or €90,000 in three years.

The average cost of building a three-bed semi-detached house in Ireland varies from €354,000 in the northwest to €461,000 in the Greater Dublin Area, which includes counties Meath, Kildare, and Wicklow, reports Breaking News.

During Leaders’ Questions, Richard Boyd Barrett, a People Before Profit TD, informed the Minister that people were struggling to afford or access housing at every level.

“So at every level people can’t afford to buy, they can’t afford the cost rental in many cases, and they can’t afford to find a HAP that is within the threshold,” he said, reports Breaking News.

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